Vancouver Art Gallery – Contributions from Conversations

A Public Forum on the Future of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson Square, May 20, 2010
Hosted by the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, the SFU City Program, and the Metro Vancouver Chapter of Architecture Canada. Invitation to the Forum – PDF

The conversation was recorded to make the observations and ideas expressed available for community leaders and contributors to explore and consider.

Architect Bruno Freschi speaks

Recordings are approximately thirty minutes in length
Presentations by speakers – first half
Presentations by speakers – second half
Contributions from the community- first half
Contributions from the community- second half

Public Information Session
The Cultch, Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hosted by the Vancouver Art Gallery

The session was opened by Kathleen Bartels, Executive Director, Vancouver Art Gallery, and moderated by Michael Goldberg, Professor Emeritus, Strategy & Business Economics Division, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

The speakers were David Aisenstat, Chair, Board of Trustees, Vancouver Art Gallery, Ken Lum, Artist, Ray Spaxman, Former Director of Planning, City of Vancouver and Principal, Spaxman Consulting Group, and Richard Henriquez, Founding Partner, Henriquez Partners Architects.

The panel discussion was followed with observations, ideas, and questions from members of the community who attended the event.

Kathleen Bartels Listen Read
Michael Goldberg Listen Read
David Aisenstat Listen Read
Ken Lum Listen Read
Ray Spaxman Listen Read
Richard Henriquez Listen Read

Community Response – Part One – Listen
Community Response – Part Two – Listen

Opportunities to contribute

A transcription of the audio recordings would improve our ability to identify and consider the observations, interests, information, ideas, and questions contributed to the conversation and our ability to explore opportunities and possibilities for the future of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Moderators of online conversations around the interests, questions, and possibilities being explored would improve our ability to gather information, ideas, and observations from the communities of interest involved so we can become more informed and more able to explore the contribution of different possibilities for the future of our Vancouver Art Gallery to our community interests.